So yeah... I've already commented on this on FB, but feel like I want to repeat myself anyway. I really like what the vintage affect does to this photo. It makes it to where you think less about how you are a real girl to be attracted to. I look at the original and the warmer coloring of it makes me really focus in on the life in you. My mind starts picturing you laughing instead of just smiling and just kind of starts picturing this whole living atmosphere around you.
This vintage one changes that for me. I don't want to say that it sucks the life out of it cause that sounds bad. It's more like it makes my mind focus on you instead of adding in all that extra info that isn't really there. So in a way it makes me find you more beautiful. It's like I"m noticing your beauty itself instead of the vibrancy of the other.
I dunno.. it is hard to explain. I just feel like there is something really lovely about your eyes and smile here even beyond what I see in the original. It's like this frozen moment of beauty and happiness. A single frame instead of the whole animation that the other is. Quite quite lovely.
I used the word distilled in my other comment and I feel like that is a good word for it. Distilled beauty.